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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404142_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Begging to Become Illegal Again http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404078_text Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; State and local government - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404078_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Potential Terrorists Prosecuted for Planning to Support Terrorism in Syria http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404003_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404003_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Change in Benefits for Those in the Country Illegally http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403901_text Poverty and welfare assistance; Undocumented immigrants - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403901_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Abortion Law May Be Tightened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403871_text Abortion; Health - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403871_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Bitcoins Are Capital Property, Not Currency, Says Norwegian Tax Authority http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403782_text Currency; Financial services; Internet; Taxation; Value-added tax - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403782_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: VAT on Electric Car Leasing to Be Eliminated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403773_text Energy efficiency and conservation; Environmental technology; Value-added tax - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403773_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Tightening of Restrictions on Unhealthy Food Ads Aimed at Youth http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403682_text Families; Health - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403682_text Global Legal Monitor: Council of Europe; Norway: Signing of Protocol to European Convention on Human Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403640_text Human rights; International law - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403640_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Amended Law Prohibits Purchase and Use of Anabolic Steroids http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403635_text Health; Sports and recreation - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403635_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Draft for Women Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403585_text Armed forces and national security - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403585_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Government Plans to Crack Down on Returning Foreign Convicts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403508_text Immigration and nationality - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403508_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: New Restrictions on Weapons Exports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403425_text Weapons development - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403425_text Global Legal Monitor: Ethiopia; Norway: Grant Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403406_text International exchanges - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403406_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Faroe Islands; Iceland; Norway: Dispute over Mackerel Fishing Not Resolved by Talks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403384_text Natural resources - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403384_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Proposed Criminal Law Amendment to Include Internet in Public Space, Public Act Definition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403376_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403376_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Tobacco Display Ban Upheld http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403349_text Tobacco and smoking - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403349_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Making Public Threats on a Blog Will Be Criminalized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403276_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403276_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Tighten Parliamentary Control over Foreign Deployment of Armed Forces http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403214_text Constitution - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403214_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Four Different Constitutional Amendment Proposals in Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403219_text Constitution - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403219_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Change in Church/State Relations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403181_text Church and state relations - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403181_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Full Digitalization of Public Administration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403163_text Communications - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403163_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Indictment of Breivik for Terrorism, Arson, Murder http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403025_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403025_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Crime Victims' Compensation to Be Increased After July 2011 Massacre http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403009_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403009_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Developments in Mass Murder Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402947_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402947_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; United Nations: Expert Criticizes Plan to Repeal Laws on Indigenous Peoples http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402870_text Native peoples - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402870_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Concerns Raised for Passenger Data Privacy Under Proposed E-Ticket Transport System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402345_text Right of privacy - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402345_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; United States: Comparative Study of Drilling Regulations Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402238_text Energy - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402238_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; Spain: MOU Signed on Shared Satellite http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402230_text Communications - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402230_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Moratorium on Oil Drilling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402043_text Natural resources - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402043_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Norway: Deforestation Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402027_text Environmental protection - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402027_text Global Legal Monitor: Finland; Norway: Agreement on Removing Radioactive Batteries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401678_text Environmental protection - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401678_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; Scotland: Memorandum on Aquaculture Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401515_text Natural resources - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401515_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; United Kingdom: Economic Zones Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401283_text International affairs - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On April 30, 2009, Norway and the United Kingdom concluded an agreement on the boundary between the economic zones of the two nations. Since 1977, when Norway established an economic zone and the U.K. delineated a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401283_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Immigration Policy Influenced by Female Genital Mutilation Risk http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401260_text Immigration and nationality - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On April 30, 2009, Norway and the United Kingdom concluded an agreement on the boundary between the economic zones of the two nations. Since 1977, when Norway established an economic zone and the U.K. delineated a It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401260_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: Same-Sex Marriage Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540512_text Families - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On April 30, 2009, Norway and the United Kingdom concluded an agreement on the boundary between the economic zones of the two nations. Since 1977, when Norway established an economic zone and the U.K. delineated a It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the On June 17, 2008, the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, approved legislation permitting same-sex marriage that will come into force on January 1, 2009. The bill had been proposed by the parliamentary Standing Committee on Family and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540512_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway: New Hazardous Waste Strategy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540567_text Environmental protection - On July 1, 2014, the unlicensed use of the self-balancing personal transport device (selvbalanserende kjandoslash;retandoslash;y), commonly known as the Segway, became legal on the streets of Norway. The device has been prohibited in the country for As of July 1, 2014, Norwegian municipalities have the right to make begging illegal. Members of the governing parties of the Stortinget (the country's legislature) made a compromise with the Center Party (Senterpartiet) to acknowledge the On May 27, 2014, Norwegian prosecutors took three Norwegians into custody on charges of preparing to commit terrorist acts. The three men, all Norwegians, one originally from Somalia and two brothers originally from Yugoslavia, are suspected Following a March 14, 2014, cabinet meeting, the Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Robert Eriksson, announced that the type of welfare assistance available to those in the country illegally will change. Now, instead of It was reported on January 2, 2014, that Norway plans to tighten its abortion law, after it was found that the number of late-term abortions appeared to be increasing. Norway's Public Health Institute figures indicated that Bitcoins, the online currency, have received much media attention in a short time and become an up-and-coming international means of payment. (Joe Light, Virtual-Currency Craze Spawns Bitcoin Wannabes, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (Nov. 20, 2013).) It was reported on November 18, 2013, that members of the collaborating majority of parties in Norway's Parliament agreed to eliminate the value-added tax on the leasing of electric cars and their batteries; a VAT of It was reported on July 2, 2013, that the marketing of unhealthy food and drink to young people under the age of 16 might become illegal in Norway. (Julie Ryland, Bans Unhealthy Food On June 25, 2013, Norway signed Protocol 15 Amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europoe (COE) adopted the Protocol on May 16, Norway's Medicinal Products Act was amended on June 14, 2013, to make the use and purchase of anabolic steroids illegal. Formerly, it was illegal to import and In April 2013, the Labour Party in Norway joined its coalition partners, the Socialist Left Party and the Center Party, in approving a measure that would include The Norwegian government is reforming two aspects of immigration policy related to foreign convicts in the country. As reported on February 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security is formulating changes in the law Norway has recently adopted rules placing additional restrictions on exports of weapons produced in the country. The move comes after a report that more than 200 civilians were killed by Norwegian firearms in the Iraq war. On November 1, 2012, Norway and Ethiopia signed an agreement on the Access to Justice Project. Signed by Odd-Ingle Kvalheim, Norway's Ambassador to Ethiopia, and On October 22-24, 2012, representatives of Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union met in London to discuss the sustainable management of mackerel On September 12, 2012, Norway's Ministry of Justice published for public comment a proposal recommending that the country's Criminal Code be changed to reflect a new definition On September 14, 2012, the Oslo District Court issued a ruling upholding Norway's ban on the display of tobacco products. The ban had come into force on The Storting, Norway's parliament, may update the country's Penal Code in connection with the crime of making threats in public, in the aftermath of a Norwegian Supreme Court (Handoslash;yesterett) ruling, issued on August 2, 2012, upholding It was reported on June 18, 2012, that Norway's Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti, or SV) has proposed and presented to Norway's Parliament (Storting), a constitutional amendment requiring a parliamentary decision before Norwegian forces can participate At present there are four proposed amendments to the Norwegian Constitution in the initial stage of consideration by the Storting, Norway's parliament. The proposals have to do with: strengthening the role of parliament Norway no longer has a state religion. Due to a constitutional change approved by the Storting (Parliament), there is now a separation between church and state. According to Trude Evenshaug, Head of Communications of the National The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, announced on April 12, 2012, that "[c]orrespondence between the public and the administration will be based on digital mail," and that full digitalization of the public sector will be On March 7, 2012, Norwegian prosecutors made public the 18-page indictment against Anders Behring Breivik on charges of terrorism, arson, and murder. Breivik is accused of having killed 77 people, in Oslo and on the nearby It was reported on December 8, 2011, that the Storting (Norway's Parliament) will increase the amount of compensation given to victims of violent crime as well as the number of victims eligible for such compensation. The On January 13, 2012, the Oslo District Court ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of criminal suspect Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to launching a car-bomb attack against government ministries in Oslo and killing a large On October 28, 2011, James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, advocated the rejection of a proposal made by one political party in Norway that laws and policies that now Norway's Data Inspectorate (DI) issued a statement on October 21, 2010, raising concerns about customer privacy under a proposed electronic ticketing system for the country's transportation network that might register up to 30 pieces of information On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore Norway and Spain are planning to jointly acquire and run a communications satellite; the two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the project on September 7, 2010. The purpose is to improve communications with Norwegian It was reported on June 8, 2010, that Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, has announced that, in connection with its 21st licensing round, currently underway, Norway "will not allow any deepwater oil and Indonesia and Norway have established a partnership through which Norway will grant the equivalent of US$1 billion in aid to Indonesia for forest preservation and climate control. Indonesia had said in 2009 that it plans to In mid-November 2009, Norway and Finland signed an agreement in which they committed to cooperation with Russia on removing radioactive batteries from the Baltic Sea. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Helsinki, Finland, by Norweigan On August 17, 2009, Norway and Scotland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Aquaculture. The document was signed in Trondheim, Norway, by the Scottish Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, and the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and On April 30, 2009, Norway and the United Kingdom concluded an agreement on the boundary between the economic zones of the two nations. Since 1977, when Norway established an economic zone and the U.K. delineated a It was reported in the Norwegian press on April 18, 2009, that the country's Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) has reversed 50 Directorate of Immigration (UDI) refusals of asylum for African families with girls. Most of the On June 17, 2008, the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, approved legislation permitting same-sex marriage that will come into force on January 1, 2009. The bill had been proposed by the parliamentary Standing Committee on Family and On April 21, 2008, Norway's Pollution Control Authority (Statens forurensningstilsyn, or SFT) announced that it is considering amending chapter 11 of the Waste Regulations (930/2004) ";to improve opportunities for households to dispose of hazardous waste and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540567_text